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March 2018 Archives

Don’t put up with secondhand smoke exposure at work

Workplace injuries and illnesses of all kinds may qualify for coverage under workers' compensation. This applies in instances when a specific injury occurs in a work accident, but may also include exposure to toxic substances over time. Many employees may be surprised to learn that workers' compensation may even apply if an employee suffers from an illness because of secondhand smoke in the workplace.

What if my workers' compensation claim was denied?

Imagine your workers' compensation claim was denied, but you're down and out and unable to work due to a broken leg resulting from an employment-related accident. You're convinced that you have the legal right to receive medical benefits and wage replacement benefits under the California workers' compensation system, but the insurance company disagrees.

What is included under vocational rehabilitation?

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, he or she may receive a number of benefits beyond monetary compensation for lost wages and the medical expenses of the recovery. In some cases, an employer may be responsible for providing vocational rehabilitation to the injured worker. Such assistance can meet a variety of needs the worker faces in the aftermath of an injury or illness.

Reporting a construction site accident or injury

Working at a construction site is dangerous. You will likely be operating heavy machinery, working at heights, digging trenches, lifting heavy items and much more. Almost every task assigned to you will be a dangerous one. Employees can only do so much to keep themselves safe on a Stanislaus construction site. The supervisor of the site and the construction company also has responsibility for safety. Here's how to report an accident or injury at a construction site.

Could single payer healthcare undo worker’s compensation?

Workers' compensation is a complex system that protects both workers and employers from the financial fallout of work-related injuries. Professionals who deal with workers' compensation claims every day understand that the process of filing a claim and pursuing fair compensation after a workplace injury can be a lengthy process. That means that many opportunities for an injured worker to miss important benefits may be missed.

What benefits might workers' compensation offer?

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, workers' compensation steps in to provide immediate support and ensure that the worker receives the medical care he or she requires. Once the urgent medical needs of the worker are met, workers' compensation may cover a number of expenses while the worker recovers.

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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to 5 years in prison or up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.

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